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Visit ACDS

Admissions at ACDS continues to respond to inquiries and accept applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Although we aren't able to host you on campus and greet you in person, we invite you to take the next step in your admissions journey. 

San Jose Private Elementary & Middle School

Take a Personal Tour

The best way to evaluate and appreciate Almaden Country Day School is to observe our teachers and students in the classroom.

During your one-hour tour, a member of the admissions team will describe the history and philosophy of our private day school and guide you through classrooms in session. You'll see our balanced approach to education and learning in action. This authentic snapshot will help you understand how your child will benefit from the ACDS experience.

Academic Year Tour Schedule

Tours are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m.
To arrange a personal tour, please fill out the Online Inquiry Form or call our Admissions Office at (408) 997-0424.

Open Houses

ACDS Open Houses take place on pre-scheduled days. On our Saturday Open Houses, teachers can visit with you. Feel free to ask in-depth questions about our teaching practices and curriculum, examine textbooks and other classroom materials, and browse through samples of students’ work. On our School-Day Open Houses, parent volunteers will lead you around campus and into classrooms where student ambassadors will inform you about the classwork and projects.

Once you are registered, one of our Middle School Student Tour Guides or Parent Ambassaors will personally escort you to the classes and programs that interest you the most. Bring your whole family and let your prospective student gather his or her own opinions about ACDS. 

We warmly welcome you to join one of our 2019/20 Open Houses.            

  • Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 11, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, January 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 22, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 9 to 11 a.m.

If the Open House dates are not convenient for you, please contact us to schedule a school-day personal tour on a Tuesday or Wednesday at 8:30 or 10:15 a.m. by emailing the Admissions Office or by completing the Online Inquiry Form.

Shadow Visits

After completing an application to ACDS, students applying to Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten will spend a day shadowing in our current Preschool or Junior Kindergarten class. Students applying to first through seventh grades can will shadow for two consecutive days in their current grade. Please see Shadowing at ACDS for more information.